Evolving Port

Port Melbourne and Fishermans Bend continue to change. Houses are changed or demolished and new houses take their place. New forms of housing are created. Port Houses records some of these changes.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

71 Evans St, Port Melbourne

23 March 2015
71 Evans St (cnr Farrell St) was sold on Saturday 21 March for $1,566,000 

23 03 2015

199 Albert St, Port Melbourne

24 March 2015

The property at 199 Albert St, Port Melbourne sold for $895000.00 on 28 February 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

118-124 Ross St, Port Melbourne

August 2017

Taking it to another level.
Note the double storey house to the left. Three storey houses are the new two storey house in Port Melbourne.

16 June 2015

The planning phase

Planning application 163/2015 was lodged with the City of Port Phillip on the 5 March for the construction of two, three storey dwellings.

December 2014


12 2014
Sold on 1 11 2014 for $1.18m
The adjacent vacant block sold for $1.2m
Domain Melbourne auction market records strong results despite Derby Day distractions

163 Liardet St, Port Melbourne

13 March 2015
The former family home of Mac Hatfield, gentle woman, participant at the nearby Port Melbourne Neighbourhood House. 
She told me that she and her husband built this house in place of the older house on the site to meet the needs of their growing family.
17 11 2014
Sold on 6 12 2014 for $1,180,000

Esplanade West, Port Melbourne

13 March 2015

Peter Stryakis at the front gate, shortly before the demolition of his house to make way for a new one.
28 10 2014

Thursday, March 12, 2015

45 Swallow St, Port Melbourne

25 02 2015
Sold on 13 December 2014 for $1,237,500.

157 Clark St, Port Melbourne, 1

13 April 2012
The fate of a house not covered by a heritage overlay. No permit required for demolition.
22 01 2011

181 - 185 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne

June 2017

Application 460/2017 was lodged for the construction of two three storey dwellings.

February 2016

Updated, restored and with a children's playground alongside.
February 2016
12 March 2015

After 100 years in the same family, this property prepares to change hands.

30 March 2015
Sold 30 03 2015
I had always been curious about the driveway associated with this house. It was so exceptionally unusual to have a driveway and a garage in this part of Port Melbourne. 

It turns out a house once occupied that site. 

In 1970, the Housing Commission inspected a double fronted single storey timber framed house and made a declaration under Section 56 of the Housing Act that the house was 'unfit for human habitation' and directed that the house be demolished. It sounds as if the house had fallen into disrepair when the owner, Robert Henry Webb died.

The house was sold in 1971 to a Roger Craig who failed to demolish the house as directed. The Housing Commission then let a tender for the demolition of the house which was carried out in 1971. 

Source: PROV VPRS 1824/P/0000-000166

45-47 Nott St, Port Melbourne

26 January 2016
Construction about to begin.

12 March 2015

The journey begins
City of Port Phillip Planning Application Reference No: 1099/2014 for a six storey development with a roof deck and basement car parking.

10 03 2015

147 Dow St, Port Melbourne

30 March 2015 
30 03 2015
9 December 2011
09 12 2011

147 Dow St sold for $951,000 on 25 10 2011